Silver Shadow Stakes 2021

Saturday August 21, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: The Silver Shadow Stakes is a good Flight Stakes lead-up for fillies

The Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes is a 1200m sprint showdown for three-year-old fillies run at Royal Randwick Racecourse in August each Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The race is run at set weights plus penalties and offers $200,000 in total prize money and was upgraded from a Group 3 race in 2013.

It is contested on Winx Stakes Day and is the key support act on the card along with the meeting’s namesake race, the recently upgraded Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) for weight-for-age gallopers that was previously known as the Warwick Stakes. The Group 3 Toy Show Quality and Group 3 Show County Quality are the other key races on the card.

The fillies contesting the Silver Shadow Stakes are usually heading towards a run against the boys in the coveted Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) run at Rosehill Gardens the following month.

In 2015 Speak Fondly won the Silver Shadow Stakes before a second in the Golden Rose to Exosphere two runs later. The Silver Shadow Stakes form also held-up in 2017 when the winner Omei Sword finished second to Astern in that year’s Golden Rose Stakes results.

The Silver Shadow Stakes is also the opening leg of the Princess Series of races during the spring for three-year-old fillies.

The second leg is the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) at Randwick a fortnight later followed by the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) and finally the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) in early October.

Speak Fondly achieved the Silver Shadow Stakes – Furious Stakes double and also won the Flight Stakes in 2015 after her Golden Rose second. Other recent winners of the Silver Shadow Stakes – Flight Stakes double include Samantha Miss (2008) and Ha Ha (2001). In 2020 Dame Giselle completed the Silver Shadow Stakes – Furious Stakes – Tea Rose Stakes treble, but only managed to run fourth in that year’s Flight Stakes.

In 2018 the Silver Shadow Stakes winner Fiesta went on to run second in both the Tea Rose Stakes and the Flight Stakes. The 2019 Silver Shadow Stakes – Furious Stakes double was achieved by Libertini who also ran third in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington that November.

The latest edition of the Silver Shadow Stakes ran on Saturday August 21, 2021 with the win by Swift Alliance marred by the tragic fatal fall of Xtremetime. 

Silver Shadow Stakes 2021 Results

The official 2021 Silver Shadow Stakes Results & Finishing Order will be provided below once the race is run and won on Saturday August 21, 2021 as part of the Winx Stakes Day race card.

  • 1st: #6 Swift Alliance
  • 2nd: #9 Latino Blend
  • 3rd: #1 Four Moves Ahead

Co-trainer Gai Waterhouse celebrated her third success in the 2021 Silver Shadow Stakes results, the narrow and gutsy win by Swift Alliance ($7.50) marred by the tragic race fall of the ill-fated Xtremetime.

Silver Shadow Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday August 21, 2021
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1980

Silver Shadow Stakes Field

Many that graduate in the autumn’s Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) contest the Silver Shadow Stakes including in 2015 when the Silver Shadow winner Speak Fondly improved on her 11th in the world’s richest race for two-year-olds back in March that year. Lake Geneva meanwhile ran third in both the 2015 Golden Slipper Stakes and the Silver Shadow Stakes. The Silver Shadow Stakes field attracts the season’s most promising three-year-old fillies, many running first-up in the race kicking off their spring campaigns.

Most recently, Swift Witness improved on her last place finish (15th) in the 2021 Golden Slipper results to win the Silver Shadow Stakes first-up as a three-year-old in the spring.

Fillies in the Silver Shadow Stakes field will traditionally back-up in the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) a fortnight later and recent winners of the double include Dame Giselle (2020), Speak Fondly (2015), Samantha Miss (2008), Mnemosyne (2005) and Victory Vein (2002).

Silver Shadow Stakes winners and history -

2018 Silver Shadow Stakes winner Fiesta for trainer Chris Waller. Photo: Steve Hart.

Earlier in 2014 Bring Me The Maid ran third in the Golden Slipper Stakes to Mossfun before winning the Silver Shadow Stakes first-up in the spring. Silver Shadow Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the final field and barriers released on the Wednesday.

2021 Silver Shadow Stakes Field

The official Silver Shadow Stakes 2021 field and barriers for the Darley-sponsored race will be announced by Racing NSW on the Wednesday leading-up to Winx Stakes Day and published in full below.

The 2021 Silver Shadow Stakes final field is down to 10 three-year-old fillies with trainer Chris Waller opting to save the first-up run of She’s All Class before the subsequent withdrawal of  Picarones (2) for Godolphin. John Sargent’s resuming Slipper – Sires’ fourth placegetter Four Moves Ahead is the firming favourite approaching odds-on territory for her spring return.

  • Scratched: #5 She’s All Class (6); #10  Picarones (2)

2021 Silver Shadow Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the 2021 Silver Shadow Stakes close on the Monday of race week with the list of potential runners in the three-years-old fillies’ feature to be published here.

John Sargent’s returning Group 1 Golden Slipper / ATC Sires’ fourth placed filly Four Moves Ahead headlines the 15 Silver Shadow Stakes 2021 nominations for the Flight Stakes lead-up this weekend in Sydney.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 12621x JAMAEA F 3 Robert & Luke Price 1 57kg 86
2 1144x FOUR MOVES AHEAD F 3 John Sargent 2 57kg 92
3 3x132x SHE’S ALL CLASS F 3 Chris Waller 3 55kg 86
4 2x139x MALLORY F 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 4 56kg 82
5 210x GLISTENING F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 5 57kg 86
6 31020x SWIFT WITNESS F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 6 55kg 76
7 5x11x XTREMETIME F 3 John Thompson 7 55kg 75
8 134×7 PICARONES F 3 James Cummings 8 55kg 67
9 11x TILIANAM (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 9 55kg 76
10 322x HOOVER LUCY F 3 Chris Waller 10 55kg
11 337×2 TRIFACCIA F 3 James Cummings 11 55kg
12 6x38x1 LOVEMETENDER F 3 Anthony Cummings 12 55kg 65
13 12 ENTERPRISE POMME F 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 13 55kg 66
14 8628×7 CHILL F 3 Anthony Cummings 14 55kg
15 14×3 LATINO BLEND (NZ) F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 15 55kg 69

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Silver Shadow Stakes Betting

Silver Shadow Stakes odds are led each season by fillies proven in Group company that contested tougher races as two-year-olds last time in like the Golden Slipper Stakes.

Fillies with winning form in Sydney over similar distance feature highly in Silver Shadow Stakes betting tips, and any runners coming off an early season win boasting the fitness edge over resuming rivals are also kept safe in the markets.

Favourites tend to have a strong record in the race over the past decade with Libertini ($1.50 in 2019) followed by Dame Giselle ($3.60 in 2020) the latest to salute.

2021 Silver Shadow Stakes Odds

The season’s top Silver Shadow Stakes 2021 odds and betting market links will be available below once final acceptances are announced.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Silver Shadow Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Silver Shadow Stakes Tips

Good Silver Shadow Stakes tips include looking for Golden Slipper graduates from the autumn, fillies with winning Sydney form in similar company and proven 1200m performers.

Fillies heading towards the Flight Stakes, Group 1 performed youngsters and any fillies that are back against their own kind after a run against the colts & geldings make good Silver Shadow Stakes tips.

2021 Silver Shadow Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Silver Shadow Stakes betting tips for 2021 will be detailed below listing the fillies to back and sack in the Group 2 feature this season so stay tuned.

  • To Win: #3 Jamaea ($6.50 at time of publish)

No doubt Four Moves Ahead is the class filly and one to beat, the price looks good for the returning Jamaea who won the Group 2 Percy Sykes last time out in April at big odds. Looked good in a recent Kembla Grange trial ahead of her return, the Robert & Luke Price-trained daughter of Headwater continuing to rise through the ranks. She’s proven first-up and has an excellent record at the distance (4:2-1-0). Can surprise.

Silver Shadow Stakes Form Guide

The Silver Shadow Stakes form guide features all the must-know information for punters including the saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form of the runners in the race.

Looking at the form guide for fillies with proven ability at the track and distance and for those that either are resuming with a good first-up record, or graduates of the previous season’s Golden Slipper are important tips to take. The Silver Shadow Stakes form has also stacked up in later races for three-year-old fillies in recent season’s including the Flight Stakes run at the track the following month.

2021 Silver Shadow Stakes Form Guide

A link to our detailed Silver Shadow Stakes 2021 form guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Silver Shadow Stakes Results

Silver Shadow Stakes results have been dominated by in-form fillies with proven Sydney form. Upsets are not uncommon however with the longest-priced winner in recent years being Thump ($41 in 2013). In 2012 and 2014 the odds-on favourites Nechita and Bring Me The Maid respectively saluted for the punters.

Other notable recent Silver Shadow Stakes winners include Dame Giselle (2020), Libertini (2019), Fiesta (2018), Speak Fondly (2015), Samantha Miss (2008), Gold Edition (2006) and Regimental Gal (2003).

Silver Shadow Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 Swift Witness Latino Blend Four Moves Ahead 1:10.0
2020 Dame Giselle Thermosphere Miss Canada 1:11.2
2019 Libertini Flit Let It Pour 1:07.9
2018 Fiesta Outback Barbie Futooh 1:09.1
2017 Formality Alizee Champagne Cuddles 1:08.8
2016 Omei Sword Baracella Quick Feet 1:09.6
2015 Speak Fondly Kimberley Star Lake Geneva 1:09.4
2014 Bring Me The Maid Memorial Clover Lane 1:12.3
2013 Thump Sweet Idea Montsegur 1:09.6
2012 Nechita Meidung Ichihara 1:09.7
2011 Pane In The Glass Florentina Streama 1:13.4
2010 Parables Solar Charged Chance Bye 1:09.9
2009 Deer Valley Melito Hurtle Myrtle 1:10.3
2008 Samantha Miss Glowlamp Love and Kisses 1:12.4
2007 Race not run
2006 Gold Edition Montmelo Heat Of The Fire 1:10.6
2005 Mnemosyne Fashions Afield Paulini 1:09.6
2004 Our Sweet Moss Wager Trezevant 1:10.7
2003 Regimental Gal Legally Bay Dorky 1:12.0
2002 Victory Vein Chantelaine Calaway Gal 1:09.9
2001 Ha Ha Hosannah Oomph 1:11.3
2000 Ateates Dynamic Love Unworldly 1:09.9